Vitamin K2

AOR08376

Active MK-4 and MK-7 Carrageenan Free

  • Supports bone, cardiovascular health and normal blood clotting
  • Provides the ideal ratio of MK-4 and MK-7 for better efficacy
  • Oil based softgel enhances absorption of Vitamin K
Absorbable
Corn Free
Gluten Free
Non-GMO
Soy Free
Vegan

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For many, vitamin K is still a fairly unknown nutrient. Discovered in 1929, it was originally identified as an essential vitamin to aid with blood coagulation. Dentist Weston Price, who was studying the relationship between diet and disease in different populations in the early 20th century, found that nonindustrial diets were high in an unidentified nutrient that seemed to provide protection against tooth decay and chronic disease. It is now believed that what he discovered was vitamin K2.

Nowadays, vitamin K2–or the lack thereof–is thought to be the link between the Western diet and several chronic diseases. Vitamin K is best known for its essential role in blood clotting, but it also has important functions in the skeletal system, cardiovascular, bone, and liver health. Vitamin K2 consists of a family of compounds that include MK-4 and MK-7, forms that are abundant in foods such as natto and various cheeses. Recent studies have suggested that vitamin K2 is better absorbed and persists longer in the plasma than vitamin K1 (found in plants) and may be more appropriate for supplementation.

AOR’s Vitamin K2 is unique as it offers both forms of vitamin K2 in equal amounts, while most formulas on the market only focus on one or the other. This essential vitamin is delivered in a vegan-friendly soft-gel, which allows it to be suspended in an oil base for greater absorption.

Discussion

Vitamin K2 from AOR™ provides MK-4 and MK-7, the two optimal forms of Vitamin K2. Formulated using AOR’s patent pending VSoftgel™ technology for superior absorption.*

Guarantees

AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Made without wheat, gluten, corn, peanuts, sesame seeds, mustard, dairy, sulfites, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.

Directions

Take 1 softgel daily with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

Warning

Consult your physician before use if you’re pregnant, lactating, have a medical condition, or if you’re taking any medication (blood thinners). Keep out of reach of children.

Main Application
  • Bone health
  • Calcium absorption
  • Cardiovascular health
Disclaimer

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Serving Size: 1 Softgel / Servings Per Container: 60
Per Softgel
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Vitamin K2
120 mcg
100%
MK-4
60 mcg
MK-7
60 mcg

Other Ingredients: organic coconut oil, microcrystalline cellulose, softgel (tapioca starch, glycerin, and purified water), and sunflower vitamin E tocopherols.

Contains: tree nuts (coconut).

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Ozaki I, Zhang H, Mizuta T, Ide Y, Eguchi Y, Yasutake T, Sakamaki T, Pestell RG, Yamamoto K. Menatetrenone, a vitamin K2 analogue, inhibits hepatocellular carcinoma cell growth by suppressing cyclin D1 expression through inhibition of nuclear factor kappaB activation. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Apr 1;13(7):2236-45.

Purwosunu Y, Muharram , Rachman IA, Reksoprodjo S, Sekizawa A. Vitamin K2 treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis in Indonesia. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2006 Apr;32(2):230-4.

Sato T, Schurgers LJ, Uenishi K. Comparison of menaquinone-4 and menaquinone-7 bioavailability in healthy women. Nutr J. 2012 Nov 12;11:93.

Theuwissen E, Teunissen KJ, Spronk HM, Hamulyák K, Ten Cate H, Shearer MJ, Vermeer C, Schurgers LJ. J Thromb Haemost. Effect of low-dose supplements of menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2 ) on the stability of oral anticoagulant treatment: dose-response relationship in healthy volunteers. 2013 Jun;11(6):1085-92.

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